There's an empty place inside that is hurting me
A place that keeps my heart out on it's own
A disconnected function of my wretchedness
That keeps me so hard pressed
It's a place where words are spoken you
Will never hear
A broken bridge of lines that just won't come
An empty lung that won't give the wind
To speak at me
How far can it be from home

Why you gotta be so mean to me
Why you gotta drag me down just to make me see
You know I don't listen good and I'm always in need
So why you gotta be so mean to me

Do you think that it got up and left
For good this time
A crowd of faceless strangers moving on
A feeling that you left it all behind you now
That it doesn't hurt somehow
To know

Why you gotta be so mean to me
Why you gotta drag me down just to make me see
You know I don't listen good and I'm always in need
So why you gotta be so mean to me

So open up the book that you keep deep inside
Let the pages yellow in the sun
Show them that you're not afraid to let them see
How far you can be From home

Why you gotta be so mean to me
Why you gotta drag me down just to make me see
You know I don't listen good and I'm always in need
So why you gotta be so fucking mean to me
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be
Why you gotta be so mean to me


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Mean to Me Lyrics as written by EMERSON HART

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    this song makes me remember my ex-girlfriend nicole, and all what i suffered when i broke up with her, but, anyway, was her fault, she is very nuts foreal.

    tommibon July 11, 2002   Link
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    means a lot, cos makes me remember that i alone.

    tommibon July 11, 2002   Link
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    i hate girls...this song is the perfect way to tell them...and to tell yourself that hey...it happens... :o(

    Dropstareon September 09, 2002   Link
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    sigh yeah.. why you gotta be so mean to me, huh!? ..

    dopeydopeon March 16, 2003   Link
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    This just makes me think of my boyfriend's ex girlfriends. I was his friend the whole time and I saw how bad they treated him. they were major bitches!!

    clumsiest1on June 04, 2003   Link
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    This is one of my favorite Tonic Songs even though it is sad. This song was written from a place when the writer (Emerson Hart) was struggling to find the words to write a new song. Sitting in a chair, trying to write his next song unable to find the words. He leans back in the chair and looks up at the sky. He says to God…why do you have to be so f’n mean to me\nAnd Bamn…\n2-3 mintues later the song was born\nIt is about the love of a song writer who is unable to find the words to write their next song

    Bmrcs10256on December 04, 2021   Link
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    Is it not love if they aren't mean to you? There is no other way to love apparently.

    Thia007on November 20, 2011   Link

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